The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board are pleased to announce that Dr. Suzanne Babich, professor and associate dean of global health at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Croatia.
Dr. Babich will work with colleagues there to build educational programming at the University of Rijeka as part of a bilateral project to internationalize interdisciplinary graduate training and increase the capacity of health professionals to advance solutions to the world’s most urgent global health challenges.
As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Babich will share knowledge and foster meaningful connections across communities in the United States and Croatia. Fulbrighters engage in cutting-edge work and expand their professional networks, often continuing professional collaborations started abroad and laying the groundwork for forging future partnerships between institutions.
Upon returning to their institutions in the United States, they share their stories and often become active supporters of international exchange, inviting foreign scholars to campus and encouraging colleagues and students to go abroad. As Fulbright Scholar alumni, their careers are enriched by joining a network of thousands of esteemed scholars, many of whom are leaders in their fields.
Fulbright alumni include 60 Nobel Prize laureates, 88 Pulitzer Prize recipients, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that 2022 marks the 76th anniversary of the Fulbright Program.
Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 400,000 participants from over 160 countries the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.
For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by telephone 202-632-6452 or email, ECA-Press@state.gov.